Lip Fillers Gone Wrong
Why Do Lip Fillers Go Wrong?
Although no non-surgical aesthetic treatment is without risk, the chance of complications occurring increases significantly when treatments are performed by someone who is not medically qualified . As UK legislation on injectables is scarce, it remains the case that anyone can legally administer dermal fillers. Combined with an increasing number of people seeking cheaper treatments, there is plenty of opportunity for things to go wrong in inexperienced hands.
Why is it so important that someone administering dermal fillers is a qualified healthcare professional who has received surgeon-led training?
Healthcare providers have a duty of care which protects you from exploitative marketing and irresponsible practice. A health professional has understanding of facial anatomy, including the supplying blood vessels and nerves. This allows practitioners to avoid the dangerous complications that can occur through injecting these vital structures through a safe anatomy-oriented technique and treatment plan.
How Can You Ensure Good Lip Fillers?
- Research Your Practitioner:We cannot stress how important it is to thoroughly research the practitioner you’re thinking of having treatment with. Are they from a medical profession? How much experience have they had? Never worry about asking too many questions – a good practitioner will always be happy to provide you with this information.Will you let your beautician do a surgery for you?
- Look Beyond Social Media:Social media is a great resource and can help you to initially find a practitioner but don’t forget that the photos they’ve posted may not be of their own results and any testimonials could be made up. Search online for independent reviews or try to find videos of them performing the treatments so that you can be assured that they know exactly what they’re doing.
- Make Sure You Receive a Full Consultation:You should always receive a full consultation, including explanation of any risks and complications, prior to your treatment. If you feel that you’re being rushed or are not fully comfortable then remember that you’re under no obligation to receive treatment.
- Other Factors:There are a number of things that you can do as a patient to prevent complications, particularly bruising. Anything that increases blood flow to the face increases the chance of bruising occurring. Examples include exercising on the day of your treatment and getting a massage or facial prior to treatment. Some medications, fish oil and Vitamin E can also thin the blood, increasing the chances of bruising or bleeding occurring.
The dos and the don’ts
So you’ve decided to go ahead with dermal fillers, now you must be up to date with the after care advice to follow in the days and weeks after the procedure. The most important of these is preventing infection. As with any injectable, there is a risk of infection around the injection site.
- Avoid touching the area and using makeup for 24 hours
- Food and drink should be avoided immediately afterwards, in cases of lip augmentation
- Drinking lots of water is important, as it will help reduce swelling, heal and repair the skin
- No alcohol should be consumed within 24 hours and excessive exercise should also be avoided
If bruising occurs you can apply a cold compress. You may feel a little sore and tender after the procedure but if you continue to feel discomfort or pain always go back and speak to your practitioner.
The results are often immediate although it’s important to remember some swelling may be present one or two days post treatment. This may mean the aesthetic results are different by day three. Despite the risks associated dermal filler is a very popular treatment and in most cases is carried out safely .
Dermal Fillers can offer patients a fantastic result, improving aesthetic appearance, boosting confidence, sculpting the facial structure, correcting imperfections and instantly taking years off.
Please call us on 01507211833 to book a consultation with our dentist for a consultation in Horncastle,Lincolnshire for Dermal Fillers.